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AAC Workshop Series

Brighten your day and expand your horizons beyond the walls of your home through the AAC Workshop Series. Listen to experts in our community discuss their craft, teach a skill or share a hobby. Make new friends and connect with long-time ones.
   Each 45-60 minute workshop will include a brief presentation with Q&A, discussion and active participation. Register in advance. A link to participate via Zoom will be sent to registrants prior to the session.
   We want to hear from you. If you have an expertise or hobby you’d like to share, or one you’d like to learn, please contact Rachel Goldberg, AAC communications coordinator.
   More workshops are in planning stages. Keep an eye on this space and our calendar.

Schedule of Workshops

Workshop: Knitting Group
Presenter: Andi Bregstone
Date and time: Sunday, May 31 | Noon (second and fourth Sundays of the month)
Description: Those who love knitting and have been working on their projects throughout this pause period, please come share your projects, challenges and questions. New comers and new projects welcome as well. No project is too small! The group will be scheduled twice a month. Time: 60 minutes.
Workshop: Make a Havdalah Spice container
Presenter: Ilana Rothberg
Date and time: Tuesday, June 2 | 3 PM
Description: Prepare to participate in Havdalah with the community. It is a wonderful way to say farewell to Shabbat and welcome the week. This craft is for the entire family. Participants will learn two or three ways to create a spice holder. Candles can be ordered through the Sisterhood Judaica Shop. Culmination will be participating in community Havdalah services.
Workshop: Dance and Exercise
Presenter: Rachel Goldberg
Date and time: Monday, June 8 | 10 AM
Description: Dancing is a great exercise, a source of relaxation, and just fun! Rachel Goldberg, our communications coordinator and former professional dancer, will lead a class incorporating dance essentials. Especially for seniors, but open to all, whether you prefer to be in a chair or holding onto a chair for support, you will be able to start at your level. Enjoy the music and let’s get moving. Time: 45 minutes.
Workshop: stump the rabbi
Presenter: Rabbi Steven Rein
Date and time: June 12, July 24, August 21 | 6 PM
Description: Pondering something about Jewish living? Ask the question you always wanted to know. Can you stump our Rabbi? For 30 minutes before Shabbat services Rabbi Rein will entertain questions from the congregation.
Workshop: Intro to Memoir Writing
Presenter: Carol Backman
Date and time: Wednesday, June 17 | 11 AM
Description: Learn the basics of creating a memoir, a written legacy of your life to share with family and friends. You will be given a prompt question that triggers you to recall events from the past. Write them down and edit later. Share your stories for helpful feedback. If you want to continue, you can join my memoir writers’ group currently on zoom. Time: 45 minutes.
Workshop: a history of jewish surnames from eastern europe
Presenter: Barry Nove
Date and time: Thursday, June 25 | 1 PM
Description: Barry will share the rules of Jewish naming. He has dictionaries available to look up names so please email him with any names to look up in advance. He will do his best to look up names in time for the program. Barry is a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington. He is the author of The Ellis Island Experience: A Sampling of Stories and How to Research Your Own. Time: 60 minutes.
Sat, May 30 2020 7 Sivan 5780